Luxury audio brand Bang & Olufsen adds an ultra-premium collection in collaboration with Berluti, the prestigious French leather maker. The Berluti Edition lineup includes six limited edition products based on Bang & Olufsen’s existing top-of-the-line models. There are wireless headphones, two bluetooth speakers, a bespoke OLED TV and loudspeakers that cost more than a Tesla Model S.
Berluti Edition Models
- Beosound A1 2nd Gen Berluti Edition Portable Speaker ($400)
- Beoplay H95 Berluti Edition Wireless Headphones ($1350)
- Berluti’s Sound Pouch ($620)
- Beosound Balance Berluti Edition Home Speaker ($3200)
- Beovision Harmony OLED TV ($45,000)
- Beolab 90 Loudspeakers ($130,000)
Beosound A1 2nd Gen Berluti Edition
Bang & Olufsen’s award-winning, second-generation, portable Bluetooth speaker is waterproof, dustproof and boasts up to 18 hours of battery play time. It has true 360-degree omnidirectional powerful sound, built-in Alexa and a three-microphone array giving a great speakerphone experience. The minimalist design in Grey Mist has a large Berluti logo on top of the speaker, creating a bold expression. The Berluti calf leather cord in shiny dark brown tones is perfect for portability and the aluminium tag has the Bang & Olufsen logo laser engraved on one side and the Berluti logo on the other. The aluminium tag is completed with a mirror-polished finish, drawing inspiration from Berluti’s ready to wear accessory trimmings.
Beoplay H95 Berluti Edition
The Beoplay H95 Berluti Edition wireless headphones feature the highest quality sound, long lasting comfort, truly effective noise cancellation, and luxurious materials. Aesthetics and performance work together through 38 hours of play time in one charge – even with ANC turned on. Crafted at Manifattura Berluti, the headband features Berluti’s trademark Venezia leather with a TDM Intenso patina and the Maison’s embossed logo. The soft lambskin ear cushions in dark brown match the Berluti Venezia leather headband, creating a cohesive expression. The aluminium discs have been engraved with the Berluti logo on the left-hand side and the Bang & Olufsen logo on the right hand-side. The headphones are housed in a black aluminum case, laser engraved with the joint co-branding that makes H95 perfect for travelling.
Berluti Sound Pouch
Berluti has created a dedicated pouch that can comfortably and compactly fit either the Beosound A1 speaker or the Beoplay H95 headphones. Made with Berluti’s Signature Canvas – a motif blending Berluti’s new logo and the undulating strokes of the iconic Scritto – and featuring a patinated Venezia leather tag, it is ideal for safe carrying.
Beosound Balance Berluti Edition
Bang & Olufsen’s home speaker is inspired by interior objects to redefine home audio and has a soft cylindrical silhouette featuring a hidden touch interface that lights up when being approached, inviting the user to interact with the speaker. Beosound Balance comes with built-in Google Assistant (based on local availability) and supports Apple Airplay2, Spotify Connect and Google Chromecast. Seven carefully placed speaker drivers with beam-forming technology allows the user to choose between powerful and room-filling sound for everyday listening and sound directivity for precise and immersive music experiences. Patinated by hand, Berluti’s Venezia leather is wrapped around the wooden base of Balance, creating a distinct finish and manufactured with Berluti’s artisanal know how. The fabric has a dark knit with a touch of brown to match the leather base which has been embossed with both logos and includes fine stitching around the base’s edge to create a touch of elegance. The top plate and grill come in natural aluminium for a high contrast and exclusive highlight to the darker materials.
These four pieces will be joined by two exceptional products for the home: the Beolab 90 speakers and the Beovision Harmony television. Offering unprecedented performance and adapting seamlessly to their living space, they both offer a luxurious, immersive audiovisual and surround sound experience when used together.
Beolab 90 Berluti Edition
$130,000 USD / $177,000 CAD
Experience the most powerful sound experience Bang & Olufsen has ever created. Featuring 8,200 watts of musical power, the intelligent Beolab 90 adapts to its surroundings and preferred listening modes to create an unprecedented level of musical power and precision. From the position and orientation of the drivers to the placement of the cooling fins, everything is shaped to optimise performance. The base of the aluminium speaker is customised with Berluti’s Venezia leather – with a TDM Intenso patina to create a bold design statement and is the perfect match for Beovision Harmony Berluti Edition. Only available via custom order. Or save $35K and go with the standard Beolab 90 for $95,000.
Beovision Harmony Berluti Edition
$45,000 USD / $61,000 CAD
Originally unveiled at Milan Design Week in 2019 as a remarkable combination of art and technology. When not in use, the 77-inch TV folds down into a sculptural shape with the panels partially covering the screen, then fanning out and elevating the screen above them to perfect viewing height when turned on. Featuring an LG 4k resolution OLED screen and motorized floor stand, infused in Berluti’s DNA through exceptionally fine, perforated and patinated Venezia leather covering the speaker panels, it offers a unique interactive experience. Available via custom order only. Or save nearly $25K and get the Harmony 77-inch OLED 8K TV for $20,175.
Berluti declares “Berluti and Bang & Olufsen are a perfect match, bringing together a common passion for excellence. Bang & Olufsen’s cutting-edge philosophy, technological innovation and state-of-the-art design run parallel to the Maison’s focus on craftsmanship and to its continually evolving lifestyle collection.”
“For nearly a century, Bang & Olufsen has been pushing the boundaries of audio technology and the company continues to sit at the forefront of acoustic innovation. Together with Berluti, we are bringing the best of artisanship to the fore with our expertise in sound and design, and Berluti’s knowledge in leather craftsmanship to create a truly remarkable collection”, says Christoffer Poulsen, SVP of Product Management & Brand Partnering at Bang & Olufsen.
The Berluti edition Beoplay H95, Beosound A1, Beosound Balance and Sound Pouch will be available in limited quantities in select Berluti and Bang & Olufsen stores and e-shops from May 28, 2021.
The made-to-order Beovision Harmony and Beolab 90 will be available to order from May 28th and will be showcased in select Berluti and Bang & Olufsen stores.
Learn more at: bang-olufsen.com
Berluti was established in Paris in 1895 and has been built by four generations of shoemakers. In 2005 fine leather goods were introduced and, in 2011, a complete clothing collection. A unique bespoke service from head to toe is now available through Berluti’s workshops in rue Marbeuf and rue de Sèvres. Berluti now has over 60 stores worldwide.
About Bang & Olufsen
Bang & Olufsen is a luxury audio brand founded in 1925 in Struer, Denmark, by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen whose devotion and vision remain the foundation for the company. For nearly a century, Bang & Olufsen has been pushing the boundaries of audio technology and the company continues to sit at the forefront of acoustic innovation. Today, every Bang & Olufsen product is still characterized by the unique combination of beautiful sound, timeless design, and unrivalled craftsmanship. The company’s innovative and progressive products are sold worldwide in Bang & Olufsen stores, on bang-olufsen.com and in select retailers. The company employs approximately 900 people and operates in more than 70 markets. Bang & Olufsen’s shares are listed on NASDAQ Copenhagen A/S.